Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Sexist SAT Test is Rigged Against Girls

Did you know that the College Board's SAT test is a sexist, pro-boy, anti-girl test that is intentionally rigged to favor girls because:

1. It's got “masculine-themed" questions that increase boys’ scores relative to girls.

2.  The absolute worst test format for females (resulting in low scores) is the multiple choice format. Thus, the College Board has rigged the SAT in favor of boys by formatting almost all the questions in the format that they know will lower girls’ scores the most.

3. It's got a "sexist guessing penalty" that favors risk-taking boys over rule-following, obedient girls. 

4. The sexist time limit lowers girls' test scores. 

I'm NOT making this up, read more here.

Update: Thanks to KipEsquire in the comments for pointing out that the College Board's Board of Trustees is headed by a woman, and has slightly more women (16 members) than men (15 members). 

15 Comments:

At 6/12/2010 8:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing. Thanks for posting this sort of stuff. I love it.

 
At 6/12/2010 8:47 AM, Anonymous KipEsquire said...

FWIW, the CEEB's Board of Trustees looks fairly gender-neutral in membership and is hardly an "Old Boys' Network."

 
At 6/12/2010 8:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So if I am a girl, and aced it, is there something wrong with me?

 
At 6/12/2010 8:56 AM, Anonymous Rand said...

"Feminist Insight" is an oxymoron.

 
At 6/12/2010 8:56 AM, Blogger BlogDog said...

I praised them in their comments for their humor.

 
At 6/12/2010 10:56 AM, Blogger Ron H. said...

"So if I am a girl, and aced it, is there something wrong with me?"

No, but you only THINK you're a girl.

 
At 6/12/2010 11:20 AM, Blogger Walt G. said...

Isn't there always going to be biases ( I don't mean that term in a negative way) if we accept the assumption that males and females are different? What are the chances that men and women could take the same test and come out with the same outcomes if they are not the same?

 
At 6/12/2010 12:34 PM, Anonymous gettingrational said...

Maybe the SAT should have questions that are include feelings. For instance: How do you feel about the use of pi in solving the area of a circle with a radius of 2.5 meters using five decimal points? Thus, it is math oriented for males but can elicit an emnotional involvement for women.

Maybe the above question could be answered by offering the objective answer track or the subjective answer track. Objective: solve for the area. Subjective: express emotions about use of pi? Math skills vs. writing expression skills based on a math quesion.

Is this where testing is headed or maybve we are there? Yikes

 
At 6/12/2010 1:04 PM, Blogger Keith said...

The whole "differing test outcomes equals sexism" argument is pretty lame. If you cater a test to needs it isn't really a test anymore is it?

 
At 6/12/2010 1:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If class results don't match test results the problem may be with the classes being too girl friendly.

 
At 6/12/2010 3:09 PM, Anonymous mr yak said...

The whole of society is stacked in womens favor and it gets worse every year.
Just step into a divorce court you will find out when you are robbed. Males do not get appearance money but women do.
Justice is an uphill battle for a male against a female. Do not try it or you will loose.

 
At 6/12/2010 5:11 PM, Blogger randian said...

If girls can't handle "masculine themed questions", that indicates that girls are deficient in deciphering word problems.

If anything, the SAT is obviously rigged for girls. Why else did they add a second, hand written, verbal section? The purpose, in case you don't know, was to equalize boys and girls scores, because boys had a higher math gap than girls had a verbal gap. Adding that section doubles the girls verbal gap, with a dose of "more beautiful handwriting" to goose the numbers. The second thing they did to benefit girls is change the scoring curve. It used to be fairly straight, which meant a lot more boys were at or near the top, so the SAT trustees severely fattened the curve where girls outnumber boys to push the girls scores up and equalize the numbers.

 
At 6/12/2010 7:58 PM, Blogger juandos said...

Hmmm, I can't help but wonder if the advent of the 'sexist whining' nonsense is due to the steady decline of the US education system brought on by the progressive influnence that developed nonsense like social justice studies and AGW foisted off on kids in K-12?

 
At 6/14/2010 1:31 AM, Blogger OBloodyHell said...

> College Board's Board of Trustees is headed by a woman, and has slightly more women (16 members) than men (15 members).

So what? They're all "sexist republicans"...

:oD

 
At 7/13/2010 4:09 PM, Blogger Olivia said...

I can smell feminism. Some other articles said that SAT is racially biased. I am a woman and a Latina. I aced it! Here, check this blog post, where the flaws of these types of studies are revealed http://bit.ly/aMthHF

 

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